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  • There's a reason behind those surging solar stocks Monday, 13 Jan 2014 | 7:05 AM ET
    Since 2008, the price of solar panels has declined 75 percent.

    The solar sector is experiencing an unexpected revival, powering a rally in solar stocks.

  • Power play: Utilities want solar users to pay up Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 11:25 AM ET
    Since 2008, the price of solar panels has declined 75 percent.

    Utility companies' battle with solar users illustrates the distance the alternative energy source has traveled.

  • As winter takes hold, plunging temps test utilities Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 6:25 AM ET

    Several utility companies have recently announced increases in their retail electricity rate as they struggle to meet peak periods of demand.

  • Polar vortex business impact  Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 11:18 AM ET

    Madison, Wis., is experiencing wind chills in the 40 below range. Mayor Paul Soglin of Madison discusses the economic impact of the arctic freeze and how it is affecting day-to-day business.

  • Double threat: US grid vulnerable on two fronts Sunday, 5 Jan 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    Consensus is growing that the U.S. electricity grid is vulnerable to both hacking and physical attacks, but protecting it remains a work in progress.

  • Nick Xanders, head of European equity strategy at BTIG, says the utility sector is cleaning up its business and could benefit from an economic recovery in 2014.

  • Take some risk off in 2014: Citi's Levkovich Thursday, 26 Dec 2013 | 1:27 PM ET

    Volatility will likely pick up next year, Citigroup Chief U.S. Equity Strategist Tobias Levkovich says.

  • The secret to cheap winter heating bills Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 7:22 AM ET

    More households are using this as their main winter fuel to save cash. But there may be hidden costs.

  • High cost of clean water  Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 11:25 AM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports from the Patapsco Wastewater Treatment Plant in Baltimore, Maryland, where the city has budgeted $3 billion over the next several years to fix the system.

  • China's smog threatens health of global coal projects Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 8:21 PM ET
    Cyclists and bikers stop at a traffic light, as buildings are faintly seen, rear, shrouded in a haze of smog in Beijing. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

    A choking smog across much of northern China threatens major coal projects globally that are still on the drawing board.

  • Energy mergers, yes. Neglected grid? Probably not Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 1:49 PM ET

    Breakneck consolidation among utilities is unlikely to cause them to cut back on investments in infrastructure, analysts say.

  • Over 4 million affected by Philippines typhoon  Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 8:12 AM ET

    NBC News' Harry Smith reports on the devastated areas of the Philippines after Super Typhoon Haiyan hit hard. Smith describes just how flattened the neighborhoods are.

  • Aid efforts hampered in Philippines  Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 6:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Sri Jegarajah reports from Manila, Philippines, on the "slow and hampered" aid efforts after Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the area. The country has professional emergency services, however they are overwhelmed and there is a lot of risk for water borne diseases.

  • Generac's plans to 'mass market' power  Friday, 25 Oct 2013 | 7:32 AM ET

    Aaron Jagdfeld, Generac Power Systems CEO, discusses how his company is profiting by providing backup power for consumers.

  • Steve Holliday, National Grid CEO, discusses what his company has done to secure power service and protect customers from storms like Superstorm Sandy.

  • EDF, Britain in $26 billion deal for nuclear plant Monday, 21 Oct 2013 | 2:35 AM ET
    Hinkley Point Nuclear Power Station

    French utility EDF and the British government have signed an agreement to build two nuclear reactors for a total cost of 16 billion pounds, EDF said in a statement on Monday.

  • Utilities push higher  Wednesday, 9 Oct 2013 | 11:52 AM ET

    Utilities stocks are doing their best to drive the market higher, today, reports CNBC's Dominic Chu.

  • Warning: Many US watersheds failing stress test Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    A new report says that many watersheds in the U.S. are seriously stressed, with demand for water exceeding the natural supply of the resource.

  • Fed decision is a message to the markets: Pro  Thursday, 26 Sep 2013 | 6:15 PM ET

    Erik Ristuben, Chief Investment Strategist at Russell Investments, says the Federal Reserve's decision not to taper its stimulus means it wants to protect the long end of the curve and keep current mortgage rates at current levels.

  • Crisis in the UK's energy policy?  Thursday, 26 Sep 2013 | 3:15 AM ET

    Peter Atherton, head of utilities research at Liberum Capital, tells CNBC that Labour energy policies risk hitting companies hard and breaking the energy compact.

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